ARTICLES OF IRON OR STEEL7301 Sheet piling of iron or steel, whether or not drilled, punched or made from assembled elements;welded angles, shapes and sections, of iron or steel
This heading covers sheet piling and welded angles, shapes and sections which have undergone working such as drilling,twisting, etc., provided that such working has not conferred on them the character of products covered elsewhere.
7301 20 00 Angles, shapes and sections
This subheading does not cover perforated angles and ‘Halfen’ angles, shapes and sections (heading No 7308).
7302 Railway or tramway track construction material of iron or steel, the following: rails, check-rails andrack rails, switch blades, crossing frogs, point rods and other crossing pieces, sleepers (cross-ties), fish-plates, chairs, chair wedges, sole plates (base plates), rail clips, bedplates, ties and other material special-ized for jointing or fixing rails
7302 10 10 Current-conducting, with parts of non-ferrous metal
This subheading covers only current-conducting rails, excluding running rails, the contact surface of which is of non-ferrous metal (aluminium, copper) or which are equipped with connecting pieces made of non-ferrous metals.Conductor rails falling within this subheading also commonly called ‘third (or fourth) rails’, have the same cross-section as arunning rail or have a double T or rectangular or trapezoidal etc. cross-section, and are made of steel which is generally softer than that of running rails, because their mechanical properties can be sacrificed to the electrical qualities: the electri-cal resistivity, which in the steel of running rails is about 0,19
ohmm, is only 0,11 ohmm for steel with a low carboncontent (0,08 % approximately) and manganese content (0,20 %) and even 0,10 ohmm for Armco iron (practically pureiron: 99,9 %).Conductor rails can have an upper, lateral or lower contact and are often protected by a coating of resin which leavesuncovered the side on which the skid runs.
7302 10 90 Used
This subheading does not include used rails regarded as scrap of heading No 7204, for example, twisted rails and cut up railsless than 1,5 m in length.
7303 00 Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, of cast iron
7303 00 10 Tubes and pipes of a kind used in pressure systems
This subheading includes cast iron tubes and pipes commonly used as supply lines (often buried) for gas and water andwhich can withstand a pressure of at least 10,13 bar. Such tubes and pipes are manufactured almost exclusively fromparticularly high-strength ductile cast iron (minimum tensile strength: 420 MPa) and must possess particularly goodmechanical properties (in particular plastic deformation) if they are not to facture as a result of gradual shifts in the soil.They therefore have a yield point of at least 300 MPa.
7304 Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, seamless, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel
Articles of this heading of a length which does not exceed twice the greatest external dimension of the cross-section are notconsidered as tubes or pipes. They are considered to be either tube or pipe fittings (heading No 7307) or washers (headingNo 7318).
7304 31 91 Precision tubes
The products of this subheading are characterized by their smooth, shiny or polished internal or external surfaces and by the fact that their tolerances are stricter than those for hot-finished tubes.Tubes meeting the requirements of ISO Standard 3304 and the related national standards are used for applications such ashydraulic or pneumatic circuits, shock absorbers, hydraulic or pneumatic screws, and generally for the fabrication of partsfor motor vehicles, motors or machines.
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